Lunchbox Cafe Brings You the Comfort of HOME
Food is not merely a need that must be met when in Manila anymore; more than that, it is a constant companion. In good times and bad, food always finds its place by our side. May it be a momentous event, such as one’s graduation or a simple moment like the beginning of summer break, a celebration is never complete without the presence of hearty meals on the table.
On bad days when we get scolded by our bosses or when a loved one passes away, we likewise call unto food to bring us company. Bizarrely, we Filipinos never stop ourselves from turning to food in any occasion, finding in it a “sense of home.”
Located at the ground level of Ronac Art Center in the midst of the bustling city of San Juan, Lunchbox Cafe ably provides this same “sense of home” to patrons from all walks of life. Upon entering, you will be greeted by the nice warm aroma of mouthwatering meals being cooked in the kitchen, as well as its friendly staff members, enthusiastic to serve you their carefully conceptualized dishes.
This was my first time to see so much fresh raw spinach in my life! This breaks the stereotypical connotation that salads are usually composed of lettuce and cabbage. Additionally, I loved the fact that it was served with thick slices brie cheese, candied walnuts, AND (to Charlie’s happiness, being the meat lover that he is) crispy, chunky bacon bits!
GET THIS: tender-shredded lamb mixed with herbs and spices — it gets better and better after every bite. PLUS, this meal comes with the soup of the day (spinach soup for that day) and potato chips!
A bestseller for a reason! This meatloaf will not only satisfy your hunger; it will, even more so, satisfy your craving for flavour, too. Its rich sauce magnifies the flavor of the meat, while its side dishes (mashed potato and veggies) make the entire dish a complete experience to remember.
Lunchbox Cafe serves their Carbonara with a light cream-based sauce, while giving the option to top it off with a raw egg. Yes, you read that right! Back in the olden days, carbonara was created with eggs; it wasn’t always made with cream, as it is now popularly known.